Examining Industrial Clusters from an Ecological Perspective: Evidences from North-East China
Ge Li, Ramudu Bhanugopan, Alan Fish
Industrial clusters are increasingly seen as essential in effectively combining, developing and enhancing like-minded businesses. Industrial clusters irrespective of their location are providing positive outcomes for ecological derivatives in supporting effective industrial developments. This perspective is addressed within this paper via employing the ‘Logistic Model of Ecology’; through the application of differential equations. This paper explains key interspecies relationships; competition, predation and symbiosis, operating within a regional cluster in the Jilin Province in the north-east of The Peoples’ Republic of China. The paper draws the conclusion that ‘intense competition’ is the key factor contributing to the successful existence of the cluster.